“What I love about the MGL is I feel great all the time. I have more energy now because I’m actually eating more food which gives me energy to be able to sustain my crazy life, workouts and manage my small children. I recently got blood work after being with this lifestyle for a year and the numbers are better than my blood work before kids. Lastly another big reason is that eating this way is not a restrictive way of life, it’s actually very freeing. I can have carbs, any type of cuisine, eat what I’m in the mood for.
The MGL has changed my life. I have learned a lot. I have learned more about my calcium needs, how to enjoy the right carbohydrates (and feel good when I eat them) and how to incorporate exercise everyday in a realistic way. I thought I was “healthy” before but realized I was neglecting a lot of nutritious foods leaving me feeling hungry and not satisfied. I am now eating the way I want my kids to eat. It means a lot to me for my kids to see me eating a taco, a bowl of pasta, a delicious sandwich and even a treat once in a while. If my kids see me only eating salads or being particular… they will probably become very particular or think when they get older they have to limit what they eat. The kids see me cook everyday and have become interested in all the veggies they see everyday. Yesterday, my 5 year old son opened the fridge and grabbed a whole bell pepper out of the fridge and ate it as a snack, that would have never happened a year ago.
I absolutely recommend the MGL to friends and family. I actually let my food do the talking to my friends and family. I make them a delicious bowl of Lasagna soup or an oatmeal bake and after every dish they all love it. When I tell them they are eating a healthy 400 calorie meal they don’t believe me and want the recipe. I feel like they don’t jump on board because change is hard, it’s effort and they don’t believe they are allowed to eat that much food without gaining weight. I tell them I switched from a low carb life to this without gaining any weight but people continue to listen to trends instead of how they feel.
I tried a lot of weight loss approaches keto, weight watchers, calories restrictions, intermittent fasting. Finally enough was enough, I’m not going to live a life where I’m hangry, have brain fog from lack of carbs plus feel like I don’t enjoy my food. I am a mom to 2 children, one with special needs and my husband is a doctor that works long hours and I was taking care of everyone but me and I felt tired all the time. I have known Gina to be leader with her nutrition and fitness and reached out to her for help and to learn. I got out of my comfort bubble and asked for help because obviously what I was doing was not working.
Before the MGL I was on a calorie restrictive 1200cal diet limiting my carb intake. I always felt hungry and struggled through my workouts. I thought I was a person that would always be “hungry.” This would lead to burn out with my diet and I would fall off the wagon and eat badly. A vicious circle. What shocks me is now I eat 1800 calories with lots of carbs and my body has changed dramatically. Weight is just a number but how I look and feel matters. I am leaner, went down a pant size and overall look better/stronger.
I still struggle sometimes with my time management and food prep. In the MGL there is cooking and prep involved. Is it manageable? Yes. Is it complicated? No. Is it worth it? 100% I do better with a schedule but still need to allow myself grace. If my planned workout doesn’t work maybe it will turn into a power walk with the kids, at least I’m moving. I didn’t have time to prep what I wanted for dinner, it’s ok I can still churn out a really simple dinner hitting my goals. I know if I eat better I feel better and move easier.”